A tardy is considered unexcused when the student arrives to class late without a signed, dated, and timed excuse from school personnel. The number for tardies listed below is for total period tardies.
Consequences for tardies will be assigned as follows:
10 tardies in a quarter = Saturday School
13 tardies in a quarter = 2nd Saturday School; Loss of Off-Campus Privileges for the following quarter
20 Tardies in a semester = Loss of Dance Privileges (Homecoming and Winter Dance based on Fall Semester; Prom based on Spring Semester)
25 Tardies in a semester = No parking pass for the next semester
An absence is considered a truancy whenever, in the judgment of the Principal or designee, the student intentionally and deliberately failed to report to an assigned class or classes, without reasonable cause. According to Education Code section 48260, any student tardy in excess of 30 minutes will be considered absent. If this occurs on each of more than three days in one school year the student may be considered a truant. A student can accumulate up to six truant periods in one day. The number for truancies listed below is for total period truancies.
Consequences will be assigned as follows:
5 truancies in a quarter = Saturday School
10 truancies in a quarter = 2nd Saturday School; Loss of Off-Campus Privileges for the following quarter
15 truancies in a semester = Loss of Dance Privileges (Homecoming and Winter Dance based on Fall Semester; Prom based on Spring Semester)
20 truancies in a semester = No parking pass for the next semester
Parents are to call the school between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on EACH DAY OF ABSENCE. The student’s name will appear on the daily cleared absence list.
When a daily phone call is not made, the student must bring a note or the parent must make a call WITHIN TEN DAYS OF THE DATE OF ABSENCE.
Permission to leave school after arriving on campus must be obtained by the student through the Attendance Office by a verified phone call or a signed note. The student must pick up an off campus pass in order to leave campus. All 11th and 12th grade students must have their ID card to leave campus at lunch. Ninth and tenth grade students who are leaving campus between 12:00 and 1:00 p.m. must be signed out by a parent / guardian in the Attendance Office. A student who leaves campus ill must be cleared through the Health Office or Attendance Office. STUDENTS WHO LEAVE CAMPUS WITHOUT PERMISSION ARE TRUANT. Off-campus passes are required for ANY departure on a minimum day.
Short Term Independent Study (with an absence of five or more school days) is an option in some cases. Call the Attendance Office for details.
A student’s absence is unexcused whenever the absence has been verified as having been avoidable (i.e. oversleeping, missing the bus, or running out of gas, etc.).